If we were to talk about chemical peels, we’d have to start the definition process with Acne marks. It’s the acne that provokes the use of chemical peels in the end. Since we all know that acne is caused due to bacterial formation in different crevices of the skin. While it might be a minor problem for some people, there are cases when acne can be a source of huge embarrassment and major irritation.

This is why; people buy at home chemical peels to take care of their skin in the long run. It says right there on the label that the product is safe to use, risk free and highly effective. However we made an effort to get you acquainted with the unknown and risk associated areas of using chemical peels.


Chemical Peels – A Proper Definition:

Basically chemical peels are horizontal peels that have an acidic base. This acid, once when the peel is applied to the infected area, starts to cull the bacterial effects. In other words, the chemical peels perform the role of an exfoliating agent; it’s pretty much similar to face wash scrubs and cold soaps.

In technical terms, the process of peeling away acne through a chemical reaction is known as Chemexfoliation. Some books and doctors like to call it Derma Peeling. But regardless of the technical jargons, it’s the actual basic work principle and the effectiveness of the product that matters the most.


Chemical Peels – Three Different Categories:

Chemical peels are categorized on the basis of their level of penetration in the skin. Take a look at the three different categories below:

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA): These chemical peels are considered to be of medium level effectiveness. They’re noninvasive, which is why there is no major side effect. The Trichloroacetic Chemical Peels are designed to dig deep into the skin to take care of the bacteria formation. This means that the root cause of the bacteria origins is sometimes left untouched. If that is the case, you’ll need chemical peels of higher intensity.


• Phenol Chemical Peels: These peels related to the strongest, the most effective and the most dormant category. Severe use of this product will also result in skin burns, ranging from mild and serious category. Also, Phenol Chemical Peels are not recommended to all sorts of users, so it’d be best to make a few consultations before application of these peels.


The reason that your skin can burn due to the usage of Phenol Chemical Peels is because of the following factors:

•  Skin Type

•  Skin Pigmentation

•  Acne Type

•  Unknown Reactions or Allergies


• AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid Chemical Peels: This is the very basic category of chemical peels. They’re light, mild and risk free. In a majority of cases, you’re free to use AHA chemical peels because they are known for making the skin acne free and they also encourage the growth of new cells, without provoking any harmful reaction.


Safest Way of Using Chemical Peels:

There’re the “Know It All Types”, or TiddlyWeeds”, who think that all kinds of chemical peels are okay to go with. If you have acne related queries, go and show it to a dermatologist. Based on the dermatologist’s recommendations, you’re better off with a set of at home chemical peel kits. This way, the probability of risk will always be minimized and your skin will remain aloof of the harsh side effects.

But if in any case, you don’t have to means, the heart or the money to consult a dermatologist, go for the mild level chemical peels. Do not compromise on the quality because it’ll be your skin that will suffer in the long run. Mild level chemical peels are safe, as mentioned above, and normally come up with favorable results.

If your acne is of severe or medium level nature, go to your local spa. The experts over there will apply appropriate chemical peels to your skin, under proper administration. Such spas are also known for patch testing the skin before applying the chemical peels – it’s their way of ensuring a risk free treatment.

The average time for leaving the chemical peels applied to the skin is 45 minutes. Over the course of next few days, or a week, your skin will heal. You’ll see no marks or anything. Should you feel queasy or unsure of getting by with at home chemical peel kits, it’d be better to contact a certified dermatologist. After all, it’s your face that’s at stake.